Volunteers Needed for the South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy The Office for the Study of Aging is looking for volunteers to join the South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program (SCVAGAL). Volunteers act as advocates on behalf of abused, neglected or exploited adults under protective service custody in the South Carolina Family Court System. In 2013, over 2,800 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults were reported in South Carolina. Over 350 of these reports resulted in court proceedings. This is why the SCVAGAL Program needs …

Join AARP SC for Senior Day at the Fair

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy October is finally here and that means it’s time for the South Carolina State Fair. Make plans to join us for Senior Day at the fair on Oct. 15 in Rosewood’s next to the Moore building from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Between the Tilt-A-Whirl and candy apples, stop by the AARP Pavilion for giveaways and a chance to hear candidates for state-wide offices speak about important issues affecting South Carolinians age 50-plus at the Speak Out stage. Beginning at …

Where Candidates for Governor Stand

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Katrina Goggins Voters heading to the polls Nov. 4 will see both new and familiar faces in the contentious race for South Carolina governor. Democrat Vincent Sheheen, 43, will again challenge Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, 42, who became South Carolina’s first female governor when she defeated Sheheen, a state senator from Camden, in 2010. Meanwhile, petition candidate Tom Ervin, 62, a former GOP legislator and judge, has secured more than double the 10,000 voter signatures required to be certified …

AARP South Carolina at the Fair

Posted on 08/2/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy Join AARP South Carolina at the State Fair on Wednesday, October 15 from 9 am – 3 pm for information you can use. We’ll also have Life Reimagined sessions scheduled, have your photo taken with our Flat people and a “Speak Out” stage for invited candidates on the November ballot.  Watch this page for additional information.

“We Want to Know!”

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy An army of cardboard “flat people” will soon be traveling across the state to engage and inform you in the 2014 election cycle.  Six AARP volunteers can be seen with large dry erase boards with the phrase, “We Want to Know.” What do they want to know? They want you to ask your question about issues important to you and your family to the candidates on the ballot in November 2014.  You’ll write your question on a white board, pose …

Caregivers Win! House and Senate Override Veto

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy THANK YOU!  This is a great stride for family caregivers in South Carolina. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode the Governor’s veto of $2 million for respite vouchers for family caregivers.  South Carolina family givers provide over $7.4 million in unpaid caregiving services.     Members of the House who voted in the affirmative were: Alexander Allison Anderson Anthony Atwater Bales Ballentine Bannister Barfield Bernstein Bingham Bowers Branham Brannon G. A. Brown R. L. Brown Burns Clemmons Clyburn Cobb-Hunter …